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Friends star in BBC TV comeback

Matt Le Blanc
Matt Le Blanc was last on TV in 2006

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc is making his TV comeback in a new BBC comedy show.

Episodes tells the story of a British couple who try to recreate their hit UK show for American TV.

LeBlanc will play himself as a star of the US version: "I am so glad I got the part, seeing someone else playing Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating."

The comedy is being co-written by Friends writer David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik from Mad About You.

Filming will start next year in London and Los Angeles.

The show is a co-production between Hat Trick Productions and the US company Showtime. The six-part series will be screened on BBC Two and Showtime in 2010.

LeBlanc spent 10 years on the hit show Friends playing Joey Tribbiani, a struggling actor.

He was last on TV in 2006 in the sitcom Joey, based on his character from Friends. The show was cancelled after two seasons due to poor ratings.

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